Any daily conditioner recipes?

I'm just wondering if anyone happened to make their own daily conditioners? I just really like experimenting with recipes (:
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just what i was looking for. disgracefully no answers. i'll subscribe to this post and wait for those lovely recipes
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Organic Conditioner to cleanse and leave in
Almond, EVOO, or Castor Oil to seal.
No gel, but if needed FSG

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Yeah, I just made my own leave-in conditioner/daily moisturizer.
I got the idea from arcamp83 and 1ballerina @ YouTube.
I made my version of it:

- Source water (6 oz / 177 ml)
- BTMS-50 (Behentrimonium methosulfate + Cetyl Alcohol + Butylene Glycol) (4 teaspoons)
- Glycerine (5 teaspoons)
- Lemon Fragrance (4/5 drops)

This is what I did:

Heat the BTMS-50 until it's a clear liquid. Boil the water. Pour the water into the BTMS-50. Mix it with a mixer. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Add Glycerin when the mix has the same thickness as the glycerin. If not, let it cool al little more so it gets thicker. Mix it. Then add the fragrance. Mix it again. Pour it in the empty bottle before it's totally cooled, so it's still liquid.

So it's water-based, oil-free.

I also made my daily moisturizing spray:

- Water (about 6 oz / 177 ml)
- Glycerin (2 teaspoons)

I just tested the conditioner a few minutes ago and I think it's OK as a normal conditioner, but perfect as a leave-in for me. It defrizzes, moisturizes, doesn't flake or make your hair crunchy. I'm extremely happy with it!

Last edited by LisaGurl; 04-01-2011 at 02:25 PM.
Don't forget your preservative and also make sure you are using distiller water and following good manufacturing practices otherwise you will have a lot if germies in your leave in.


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Yeah, I just made my own leave-in conditioner/daily moisturizer.
I got the idea from arcamp83 and 1ballerina @ YouTube.
I made my version of it:

- Source water (6 oz / 177 ml)
- BTMS-50 (Behentrimonium methosulfate + Cetyl Alcohol + Butylene Glycol) (4 teaspoons)
- Glycerine (5 teaspoons)
- Lemon Fragrance (4/5 drops)

This is what I did:

Heat the BTMS-50 until it's a clear liquid. Boil the water. Pour the water into the BTMS-50. Mix it with a mixer. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Add Glycerin when the mix has the same thickness as the glycerin. If not, let it cool al little more so it gets thicker. Mix it. Then add the fragrance. Mix it again. Pour it in the empty bottle before it's totally cooled, so it's still liquid.

So it's water-based, oil-free.
Originally Posted by LisaGurl
Sounds interesting! Does you used this conditioner daily or twice in a week? I like to use some home made product shpould I make this and store in bottle for use?
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@coilynapp

Well, I don't really need a preservative, because I use this stuff within one week. I use it as a daily moisturizing (leave-in) conditioner and co-wash. And I forgot to mention that I boil the source water, so most of the bacteria in the water are killed.

@Forster2spear Yes, I got it in a bottle too.
^^^and you will be surprised how many things grow in your conditioner within 24hrs. Your bottle is not air tight. It's not a sterile bottle and you don't have a sterile environment. Whether or not you are using something within a week, a preservative is needed whenever you are making water based products.

You can't always see things growing in products and by the time you do, it's been vacationing up in there for a while

My $.02
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^^^and you will be surprised how many things grow in your conditioner within 24hrs. Your bottle is not air tight. It's not a sterile bottle and you don't have a sterile environment. Whether or not you are using something within a week, a preservative is needed whenever you are making water based products.

You can't always see things growing in products and by the time you do, it's been vacationing up in there for a while

My $.02
Originally Posted by coilynapp
Yes, you're right about it, I do agree with you.

But I don't have a laboratory. I'm not going to constantly buy a new sterile bottle and a vacuum pump or something because of this. I'm a bit exaggerating, but it's just crazy.
If the product still smell and look good to me, then I'm okay with it. A lot of people are doing it this way.

Hope you understand my view on this..
I'm afraid I don't understand your view on this and I agree 100% with Coilynapp!

If you insist on not using a preservative or even using a clean sterile bottle, then do yourself a favor and at the very least keep it in the fridge.

You don't need a lab or a vacuum pump or lots of other expensive equipment to make your own products safely at home. Glass or stainless steel bowls that can be sanitized in the dishwasher are great to use. I also wipe down everything with rubbing alcohol. The only piece of equipment that you probably don't already have is a good scale. You'll probably pay about $30-$40 for one that can measure in 1 gram increments.

Plastic bottles are cheap on line. If you shop around you can get them for under $1.00 each. I don't know about you, but my health and my hair are worth much more than that.

Liquid Germall Plus is a great low cost preservative and it's only .5% of your formula.

Only distilled bottled water should be used. That water should be heated to at least 160 F and held at that temp for at least 20 min before mixing with the other ingredients in your recipe. This process is the standard for making any products that contain water in them.

Seriously, if you don't want to take the time to learn Good Manufacturing Practices and follow them, you should just stick to buying your products. I'm not saying this to try and be mean, but to save either you, or someone else that might come along later and read this from causing yourselves a major infection!
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Lisa, I'm not saying you should get sterile bottles and lab space...as homecrafters, it is impossible to have a sterile environment or equipment, but we must sanitize and that means using clean, sanitary stuff and clean bottles (reusing a plastic bottle is a nono because you cannot adequately clean it)

Anyway, the information is not just for you but for everyone else who reads this. No one is forcing you to use a preservative (I certainly I'm not) but it really is for your own health.

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